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US-9,813,878 Method and apparatus for vehicle occupant location detection
A system includes a plurality of wireless transceivers deployed in a vehicle cabin and a processor configured to receive a relay signal from a transceiver,...
US-9,813,541 Mobile device control for powered door
A vehicle door system is disclosed. The system comprises an actuator, at least one communication circuit, and a controller. The actuator is configured to adjust...
US-9,813,009 Active gate clamping for inverter switching devices using grounded gate terminals
An inverter for an electric vehicle comprises a phase leg having series-connected upper and lower transistors between a positive bus and a ground bus. Upper and...
US-9,811,935 Emotive advisory system and method
Information about a device may be emotively conveyed to a user of the device. Input indicative of an operating state of the device may be received. The input...
US-9,811,760 Online per-feature descriptor customization
An image processing system includes a processing device having a memory device for storing computer-executable instructions. The processing device is programmed...
US-9,810,401 Luminescent trim light assembly
A vehicle trim light assembly is provided herein. The trim light assembly includes a substrate mated to a housing. A light source and luminescent structure are...
US-9,810,394 Vehicular signal and daytime running light assemblies with uniform illumination
A vehicular signal assembly that includes an inner chamber defined by a substrate comprising LED light sources and spaced apart, corresponding Fresnel lenses;...
US-9,810,176 Unitary composite cam cover and carrier and assembly method
A valve cover module includes a unitary cover and carrier made of a carbon fiber composite. The unitary cover and carrier has a lower side with a peripheral...
US-9,810,171 Method for determining an offset of a manifold pressure sensor
Methods and systems are provided for determining an offset of a manifold pressure sensor. In one example, an engine method may include indicating degradation of...
US-9,810,170 Mass flow rate determination
Various systems and methods are provided for a mass flow rate sensor. In one example, a mass flow rate sensor comprises a first signal input, a second signal...
US-9,810,143 Exhaust control valve branch communication and wastegate
Methods and systems for adjusting a branch communication and wastegate valve in a dual scroll turbocharger system are provided. In one example, a method may...
US-9,809,441 Systems and methods for preventing fuel tank overfilling
Methods and systems are provided for enabling a vehicle operator to select a desired amount of fuel to add to a fuel tank, and wherein overfilling of the tank...
US-9,809,256 Vehicle body structure
A vehicle includes a frame and a body supported above the frame. The body includes a pair of hinge pillars disposed on opposite sides of the body and a bulkhead...
US-9,809,255 Vehicle underbody structure for multiple load paths
A vehicle an underbody structure includes a bumper, a subframe, and a frame. The frame interconnects the bumper and the subframe. The frame includes first and...
US-9,809,250 Intuitive driver interface for trailer backup assist
A trailer backup steering input apparatus is coupled to a vehicle. The trailer backup steering input apparatus comprises a rotatable control element (e.g., a...
US-9,809,230 Unexpected thermal event assist
A vehicle system may include a thermal sensor; and a connectivity device of a vehicle, in communication with the thermal sensor, configured to receive an...
US-9,809,218 System and method for autonomous valet parking using plenoptic cameras
Exemplary embodiments provide systems and methods for autonomously valet parking a vehicle based on images obtained from a plurality of plenoptic (light field)...
US-9,809,214 Battery state of charge control using route preview data
A vehicle includes an engine and at least one controller. A first engine cycling command based on route information and a second engine cycling command...
US-9,809,213 Power split hybrid electric vehicle motor torque control using state estimation
A vehicle includes a traction motor coupled to a driveline. An engine and a generator are coupled to the driveline through a planetary gearset. A controller...
US-9,809,212 Methods and system for launching a vehicle
Systems and methods for operating a hybrid vehicle driveline that includes an engine and a motor are presented. In one example, the systems and methods include...
US-9,809,185 Method and apparatus for subjective command control of vehicle systems
A system includes a processor in communication with at least one input, and configured to control at least one vehicle system. The processor is further...
US-9,809,178 Compression limiter having a drain
A vehicle includes a body panel assembly including first and second panels. Each panel defines different materials, and the first and second panels are fastened...
US-9,809,167 Stopped vehicle traffic resumption alert
Apparatus and methods are disclosed for a stopped vehicle traffic resumption alert. An example disclosed vehicle includes a collision detection unit and a...
US-9,809,161 Illuminated cup holder
A vehicle cup holder includes a console substrate defining a cup well. A light source is positioned to emit light into the cup well. An insert is positioned...
US-9,809,160 Tailgate illumination system
An illumination system for a vehicle includes a truck bed defining a cargo space, a bumper positioned vehicle rearward of the truck bed, and a tailgate defining...
US-9,809,152 Smart light assembly and smart lighting system for a motor vehicle
A smart light assembly is provided for a motor vehicle. That smart light assembly includes an electronic sensing device dedicated to the smart light assembly,...
US-9,809,151 Adjustment device for aiming two oppositely pivoted lamp elements of a motor vehicle
An adjustment device is provided for aiming two oppositely pivoted lamp elements. That device includes a single aim adjuster screw, a first connection...
US-9,809,131 Anthropomorphic pivotable upper seatback support
A vehicle seating assembly a lower seat and a seatback structure extending upwardly relative the lower seat, the lower seat and the seatback structure defining...
US-9,809,105 Hybrid transaxle
A power-split hybrid transaxle uses a chain-only final drive. In addition to transferring power from the primary axis to the differential axis, the chain...
US-9,809,055 Wheel locking assembly and method
A wheel locking assembly is provided for securing a wheel to a wheel hub of a motor vehicle. That wheel locking assembly includes a locking cylinder and a wheel...
US-9,807,704 Key fob transmission compensation
A method for adjusting a power setting of a key fob includes receiving an input signal from a sensor by a processor. The processor determines, based at least in...
US-9,806,831 Method and apparatus for radio signal strength detection and reporting
A system includes a processor configured to determine signal strength of a broadcast radio signal received at a vehicle. The processor is also configured to...
US-9,806,381 Serpentine cooling element for battery assembly
A traction battery assembly includes a battery array with a plurality of stacked cells and a serpentine heat exchanger. The heat exchanger defines passageways...
US-9,806,320 Traction battery assembly
A traction battery assembly includes adjacent battery cells supported by a tray and a busbar electrically connecting the adjacent battery cells. The busbar...
US-9,805,602 Parking service
A vehicle system includes a communication interface and a processing device. The processing device determines a proximity of a host vehicle to a target...
US-9,805,599 Method and apparatus for vehicle message recall
A system includes a processor configured to receive a request for publication of a message to a vehicle. The processor is further configured to determine if the...
US-9,804,227 Electric machine fast transient condition detection
During a transient operating condition in an electric machine, a diagnostic routine associated with the electric machine may erroneously indicate a fault....
US-9,803,574 Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for addressing pre-ignition that may be induced in response to actions taken to mitigate a cylinder misfire. An amount of...
US-9,802,604 Methods and systems for improving hybrid vehicle efficiency
A method for operating a driveline of a vehicle includes adjusting operation of an electric machine to provide a torque difference between a driver demand...
US-9,802,517 Aligning tower structure for locating a side shield on a base of a vehicle seat
A vehicle seat includes a seat base, a side shield coupled to the seat base and defining inward and outward surfaces and an attachment tower extending from a...
US-9,800,069 Linear current regulator for high voltage bus precharging
A linear current regulator is provided for precharging a high voltage bus, such as within a hybrid electric vehicle, in a quick, efficient, and optimal manner....
US-9,799,932 Battery thermal management system for electrified vehicle
A battery system includes a first battery module, a second battery module, a supply line, a return line, and a film heater. The supply and return lines are...
US-9,799,015 Automated vehicle loan payment reminders
A payment reminder may be received by a payment reminder application executed by a computing device. The payment reminder may request payment of a vehicle loan...
US-9,798,953 Template matching solution for locating trailer hitch point
A system for detecting a hitch angle between a vehicle and a trailer is provided herein. An imaging device is configured to capture images of the trailer and a...
US-9,798,945 Method and apparatus for crowdsourced vehicle identification
A system includes a processor configured to obtain an image of a vehicle plate. The processor is also configured to determine identification characters present...
US-9,798,941 Driver visual sensor behavior study device
A sensor test system may include a controller coupled to at least one test device and a sensor, the controller configured to receive test instructions including...
US-9,797,280 Camshaft thrust bearing lubrication system
Methods and systems are provided for regulating oil flow to advance and retard chambers of a variable cam timing (VCT) system and to a thrust bearing of a...
US-9,796,291 Low charge acceptance mitigation using a traction battery
A controller may include input channels configured to receive charge acceptance values of an auxiliary battery and an SOC of a traction battery. The controller...
US-9,793,386 Multiple zone power semiconductor device
A power semiconductor device is comprised of a plurality of zones having similar structure. Each of the zones may be characterized by a switching loss during...
US-9,791,864 Systems and methods for driving risk index estimation
A vehicle implements driving risk estimation. The vehicle includes a processor and a program stored in memory. The vehicle calculates a first risk estimation...
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